Premier League Matchday 29 Preview: Man City face Liverpool Test

Michael Black
Michael Black
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Premier League Matchday 29 Preview: Man City face Liverpool Test

The Premier League cranks back into life this weekend following the unwelcome distraction of the recent international break.

There will be plenty of attention on the top of the table, with title hopefuls Arsenal and Manchester City both in action on Saturday.

With some intriguing fixtures on the agenda for teams at the other end of the standings, Matchday 29 promises to be a cracker.

Read on as we take a look at some of the standout EPL games this weekend and assess some of the key betting angles to consider.


  • Reigning champions face a tricky test
  • Arsenal cannot afford to take Leeds lightly
  • Hodgson needs to get off to a flyer with Palace

Liverpool Aiming to Scupper Man City’s Hopes

Manchester City head into the latest round of matches with an eight-point deficit to make up on Arsenal, although they do have a game in hand.

With the teams scheduled to meet at the Etihad Stadium on April 26, Pep Guardiola’s side will fancy their chances of overhauling their title rivals.

However, they face a tough test this weekend against a Liverpool outfit that will be keen to salvage something from a miserable season.

The Reds have only the top four to play for and would love nothing more than to scupper City’s hopes of winning a fifth title in six years.

The draw is priced at 16/5 with BetUK and those odds will likely tempt punters searching for a spot of value this weekend.

Arsenal Face Potential Banana Skin

Arsenal have rattled off six consecutive victories in the league since their 3-1 defeat at home to Man City in the middle of February.

They can be backed at odds of 3/5 on the best football betting sites to win the title and those odds will be cut if they beat Leeds United this weekend.

Leeds are battling to avoid relegation and could cause the Gunners plenty of problems if they fail to produce their best form.

Bournemouth recently highlighted that Arsenal can be vulnerable by racing into a two-goal lead before eventually succumbing to a last-gasp defeat.

Leeds have not beaten Arsenal in any competition since May 2003, but will be eager to take something from the Emirates Stadium to boost their survival hopes.

Hodgson on a Hiding to Nothing at Palace

Roy Hodgson’s decision to come out of retirement and manage Crystal Palace again could be something he lives to regret.

The Eagles have turned to Hodgson after sacking Patrick Vieira and it will be intriguing to see if he can turn their fortunes around.

Palace have not won a league game in 2023 and are just three points above the relegation zone with ten games remaining.

Most of the teams below them have at least one game in hand, which further highlights the size of the task Hodgson has inherited.

Palace have been slashed from 12/1 to 5/1 in the relegation market in recent weeks. Those odds would still look generous if Leicester City beat them this weekend.

Premier League Matchday 29 Odds (via BetUK)

Manchester City vs Liverpool13/2016/522/5
Arsenal vs Leeds United8/2519/410/1
Bournemouth vs Fulham33/2047/2037/20
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Brentford13/2013/422/5
Crystal Palace vs Leicester City8/59/42/1
Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers19/1011/517/10
Chelsea vs Aston Villa4/629/1019/4
West Ham United vs Southampton3/414/54/1
Newcastle United vs Manchester United7/55/22/1
Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur5/249/206/5